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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Glenelg Shire have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Victoria.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Glenelg Shire's local resident workers use (either within or outside the local area), informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of transport modes, routes and availability of local public transport.

There are a number of reasons why people use different Modes of Transport to get to work including:

  • The availability of affordable and effective public transport options between place of residence and place of work;
  • The number of motor vehicles available within a household; and
  • The travel distance to work, which for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.

Method of Travel to Work data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
Glenelg Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver5,48166.061.85,48062.361.4+1
Car, as passenger3584.34.04725.44.6-114
Train80.19.270.17.9+1
Bus320.41.3410.51.3-9
Ferry00.00.030.00.0-3
Tram00.01.930.01.7-3
Truck951.10.6991.10.8-4
Motorbike/Motor scooter470.60.4530.60.4-6
Bicycle480.61.2580.71.2-10
Taxi/Other190.20.2120.10.2+7
Other - multiple methods1101.31.21471.71.1-37
Walked only3544.33.24304.93.3-76
Worked at home6147.44.66507.44.3-36
Did not go to work1,01612.29.31,16713.310.1-151
Not stated1271.51.01722.01.6-45

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Victoria : 61.8% Car, as passenger, Victoria : 4.0% Train, Victoria : 9.2% Bus, Victoria : 1.3% Ferry, Victoria : 0.0% Tram, Victoria : 1.9% Truck, Victoria : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria : 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria : 1.2% Taxi/Other, Victoria : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria : 1.2% Worked at home, Victoria : 4.6% Did not go to work, Victoria : 9.3% Not stated, Victoria : 1.0% Car, as driver, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 66.0% Car, as passenger, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 4.3% Train, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.4% Ferry, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.6% Bicycle, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.6% Taxi/Other, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 1.3% Worked at home, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 7.4% Did not go to work, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 12.2% Not stated, Glenelg Shire - All industries : 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +1 Car, as passenger, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -114 Train, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +1 Bus, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -9 Ferry, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -3 Tram, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -3 Truck, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -4 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -6 Bicycle, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -10 Taxi/Other, Glenelg Shire - All industries: +7 Other - multiple methods, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -37 Worked at home, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -36 Did not go to work, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -151 Not stated, Glenelg Shire - All industries: -45
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 40 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Glenelg Shire, compared with 5,934 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Glenelg Shire shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 71.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.6% and 68.3% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.0% compared to 61.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (12.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (7.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.1% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Glenelg Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Did not go to work (-151 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-114 people)
  • Walked only (-76 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (-37 people)

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